Google Web History - Similar Quotes

You know how the other day I was whingeing (yeah, I whinge a lot) about not being able to do a GOOGLE of your Web History?

Am I prescient or WHAT?

I truly truly truly just noticed this on the corner of the Google search page:


I clicked on the link and it took me here (after logging in)!


    All the web sites you visit, at your fingertips.
  1. View your web activity. You know that great web site you saw online and now can't find? With Web History, you can.
  2. Search the full text of pages you've visited. Web History allows you to search across the web pages, images, videos and news stories you've viewed.
  3. Get personalized search results and more. Web History helps deliver search results based on what you've searched for and which sites you've seen.

How come nobody told me about this feature before,like after my post? I suppose you guys were all saying, "Yeah, big deal everyone knew about that already! This E@L is such a last week geek!"

Ironic that I was just 'drafting' a spontaneous post comparing the timing of the following three quotes:


M. Agassiz [1807-1883] says somewhere that every great scientific truth must go through three stages of public opinion. Men will say of it, first, that it is not true; next, that it is contrary to religion; and lastly, that every one knew it already.

Women And Politics Rev. Canon [Charles] Kinglsey. 1869.


Therefore, Agassiz [1807-1883] says that when a new doctrine is presented, it must go through three stages. First, people say that it isn't true, then that it is against religion, and, in the third stage, that it has long been known.

Wikiquote. Karl Ernst von Baer, "Über Prof. Nic. Wagner's Entdeckung von Larven die sich fortpflanzen, und über die Pädogenesis überhaupt" (1866), trans. Stephen Jay Gould, The Structure of Evolutionary Theory (2002), p. 1021


All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

Wikiquote. Schopenhauer (1788-1860), unsourced, undated.


Thanks for telling me you lot.

But life is not that easy, not for E@L

There is a major problem of course, you need to download the GOOGLE Toolbar which only works in IE and Firefox. It doesn't work in Opera - which is my favorite browser because it uses tabs 100% consistently and it has an inbuilt RSS feed-reader with all my feeds already installed!

However, this feature maybe almost enough to convince to make the effort to move those RSS links to Firefox...

And there's no point in continuing with my post about the very similar ?plagiarised quotes now either as all the thunder has gone out of it...

Plus it's dinner time.



Posted by: expat@large on Apr 25, 07 | 6:09 pm | Profile


plagiarized quotes?


say it isn't so, sugar!!


Posted by: savannah on Apr 27, 07 | 2:14 am

Not me: Schopenhauer or Agassiz is the question... Me never steal nuttin' never.

Actually I've been told off more than once for being too damn pedantic about sourcing where I get my opinions from... True! Really! No, really true!

Why do I get the feeling you don't you believe me?

Posted by: expat@large on Apr 27, 07 | 2:37 am

Just use Google Desktop!

Posted by: knobby on Apr 27, 07 | 11:06 am

It doesn't search the Web History pages EXCLUSIVELY, and it doesn't work with Opera.

I tried to update my work laptop on Wednesday with the latest version if IE and the Google Taskbar and it took all Thursday to get to get working properly again. It would jam up and not run any more programs AT ALL after I had opened the first program. WTF? I had to restore it to Tuesday's settings.

On my home PC I set up Firefox, but the WizzRSS reader doesn't like any of the feeds and doesn't tell me if there are new entries! WTF. What RSS reader do you Firefox users use?

Posted by: expat@large on Apr 27, 07 | 11:22 am

Didn't know about the Opera incompatibility but sure you can search web history exclusively. Just click "Advanced Search" on the Google Desktop main search page.

You can even set it to only index web history (prefs).

I prefer Google Desktop to the online search for web history because I don't want to tell Google even more about me than they already know. Silly, I know, but they already have my email, calendar, AdSense programme, chat history, blog...

RSS: I use a combination of FeedDemon (all 400 feeds I pretend to look at) and an email service called FeedBlitz (only important feeds).

Posted by: knobby on Apr 27, 07 | 1:01 pm

What is google? Should I get one?

Posted by: Dick on Apr 27, 07 | 11:49 pm

Dick, you resident of Ludda you.

You cannot get ONE! Google is a number: 1 with a hundred zeros after it.




That's b-billions and b-billions and b-billlions of starrrrrrsssss...

Posted by: expat@large on Apr 28, 07 | 1:40 am

Knobster: what part of "incompatible with Opera" do you not understand, man? just do this just do that... sheesh! It's freaking incompatible!!! Nothing HAPPENS when I get it to search!

Um... At least it didn't last time I checked...

Posted by: expat@large on Apr 28, 07 | 1:43 am

Damn, I hate it when that happens, it DOES works with new version of GD!!!

Damn, I hate it when you're right Knobby!!! I owe you a beer, or a Black Russian!

Posted by: expat@large on Apr 28, 07 | 1:47 am

Actually I am THRILLED that it works! Thank Knobby, you're a STAR man. I owe you a nice cold beer, or a finger-stirred Black Russian!

Posted by: expat@large on Apr 28, 07 | 2:04 am

Hahahaha. My being of assistance was fortuitous. Had no idea whether or not it was compatible with Opera. Assumed you'd try with IE and/or Firefox like you were doing with the toolbar! Do I still get my beer?

BTW, I'd be really surprised if Opera didn't allow you to simply export your RSS feeds into an OPML file for you to import into whatever other RSS service you might move to next. Very unlikely that you'd have to move them one by one.

Posted by: knobby on Apr 28, 07 | 1:04 pm

It probably does that, I didn't think of it... Yep it does...

D'oh! I went and loaded each one at a time into Firefox by going to each site - I only have about 20, Even so, they didn't work and WizzRSS keeps finding 'errors' with the XML file! WTF?

Beers - we should organize a Blogger boozup sometime this week.

Posted by: expat@large on Apr 28, 07 | 6:47 pm

No idea about the errors, man. Need to look at it first-hand to have any hope of debugging.

Posted by: knobby on Apr 28, 07 | 11:33 pm

Sure you're not Irish, Phil?

No, you couldn't be - they're usually Catholic...

Posted by: Sister on Apr 29, 07 | 8:56 pm

No, Mariah, it says on my passport that I am Australian. Religion is not specified on passports any more, as these are not the Dark Ages of the 50's, where it supposedly mattered, but if anything I would put down Secular Humanist.

Posted by: expat@large on Apr 30, 07 | 12:02 am


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